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Good People, Good Places

As a child, I loved all the classic children’s stories, such…
August 9, 2022/by Amanda Hackett

Summer Camp for Girls at Saint Benedict’s Monastery

Because of COVID, our 3G camp (God, Girls and Good Times) had…
August 4, 2022/by Amanda Hackett

Stuck in Traffic

The two seasons we commonly experience on Minnesota roadways…
August 2, 2022/by Amanda Hackett

This is a Story About Sister Paula Revier

As a young girl (pre-teen) in the St. Cloud Orphanage, I looked…
July 28, 2022/by Amanda Hackett

Limping Lilacs

Little purple flowers are my thing. They show up like signposts…
July 19, 2022/by Amanda Hackett

Significant Date

July 11, the Feast of Saint Benedict, is the 10th anniversary…
July 12, 2022/by Amanda Hackett

Blessing Quilt

To celebrate my perpetual profession in 1989, I invited community…
July 5, 2022/by Amanda Hackett

“Listen: Does Not Wisdom Call?”

Early in June, a large group of sisters and a small group of…
June 28, 2022/by Amanda Hackett

God and Tea Parties

Downsizing is difficult.
Some things are easy to part with and…
June 23, 2022/by Amanda Hackett

Now I Know Where I Wanna Live!

It’s taken a few years now, but I finally know where I want…
June 21, 2022/by Amanda Hackett

Praying for An End to Gun Violence

On Sunday, June 5, 2022, the Pentecost, I was invited to attend…
June 16, 2022/by Amanda Hackett

Leaving a Life Behind

In my blog last month, I started reflecting on my 13-year journey…
June 14, 2022/by Amanda Hackett

Enter Into the Quiet of a Yearly Retreat

Every year at Saint Benedict’s Monastery, we take time for…
June 7, 2022/by Amanda Hackett

The Open Door

On the wing. – Rule of Benedict Chapter 66

On the last day…
May 31, 2022/by Amanda Hackett

Living Benedictine

Lay people who embrace the way of Benedict long for a greater…
May 26, 2022/by Amanda Hackett

Fascinating Stories From Oral Histories

In this day of genealogy searches, especially through Ancestry.com,…
May 24, 2022/by Amanda Hackett